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Past Events

Past Events
Apr 6, 2017
Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies logo

Musar after the Holocaust: Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler and the Rebuilding of Jewish Pietism


5:00 pm

R. Eliyahu Dessler (d.1953) was arguably the most prominent proponent of the classical musar tradition to survive the Holocaust. He spent the war years in England where he moved from Lithuania to...
Mar 29, 2017
Nov 1, 2016
Psoy Korolenko Anna Shternshis

Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews during World War II

National Yiddish Book Center Auditorium
6:30 pm

During and just after World War II, folklorist Moshe Beregovsky and the Kiev Cabinet for Jewish Culture collected original Yiddish songs written by Soviet Jews. But in 1949, the Soviet government confiscated and hid away the songs. In this all-new concert and lecture program, singer-songwriter Psoy Korolenko and historian Anna Shternshis bring these lost Yiddish songs to life and share the incredible stories behind these treasures.

Oct 5, 2016
The Making of the Secular Witness - Title Slide

The Making of the Secular Witness, 1921 to the Present


5:00 pm

Lecture and Reception to Follow. Information is forthcoming....
Sep 21, 2016
Kathleen Brown-Perez

Defined Out of Existence: The U.S. Government's Continuing Attempt to Remove and Replace American Indians


(All day)

From first contact, those who arrived in what is now known as the United States have used diverse methods to decrease the number of peoples indigenous to the land. First, physical elimination via...